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Edith Myers

Edith Myers is the name of Michael Myers and Judith Myers' mother according to the Halloween novelization from 1979 by Curtis Richards (a pseudonym used by author Dennis Etchison). In the novelization it does not say that she is the biological mother of Laurie Strode since this was not revealed until the film's sequel premiered in 1981. It also mentions that sometime after Judith's death, she and her husband moved away to Indiana due to the media frenzy and rude stares they received from other townspeople. It goes on to mention that they continue to make payments on the house which hasn't been sold after the death of their eldest daughter.

Michael's mother could be seen briefly in the original Halloween after Judith's murder. She is seen with her husband after they find Michael holding the knife outside the family home. The mother stares at Michael, apparently in shock. After this scene in the original, the parents are never seen again. It isn't until the release of Halloween II (1981) that the absence of Mr. and Mrs. Myers is explained. In the sequel, nurse Marion Chambers tells Dr. Sam Loomis that two years after Judith's death (1963), Mr. and Mrs. Myers died (1965) and Laurie Strode was eventually adopted by the Strodes. Mrs. Myers is also the grandmother of Jamie Lloyd and John Tate, the latter only in H20 and Resurrection. She is also the great grandmother of Stephen Lloyd.

In the 1979 novel, the absence of both parents on Halloween 1963 is explained by Judith when she tells her boyfriend that they went to see a movie because they can't stand the constant ringing of the doorbell caused by trick-or-treaters. In an exclusive scene in the novel, the parents are in attendance at Michael's sentencing to Smith's Grove Sanitarium and are described as tearful.

In the sequel, Halloween II, Michael broke into the elementary school and drew a picture of his parents together with his sister, Judith. He left the drawing behind after he used a butcher knife to stab his drawing of Judith. It was discovered by the police and brought to the attention of his psychiatrist, Samuel Loomis, who briefly examined it. This occurred before Dr. Loomis learned that Laurie Strode was Michael and Judith's younger sister.

The comic "The First Death of Laurie Strode" also uses this name - Edith appears pregnant in a flashback scene in which a young Michael fantasises about killing his unborn sibling.